[Ecls-list] Important changes in the tests

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 7 21:54:41 UTC 2011

I have made various changes in ECL that reder the ecl-tests repository
obsolete. These are the changes:

* ECL now ships with a tiny little library, ecl-curl, which can download
arbitrary files via http connections.
* There is a new "tests" directory that keeps the regression tests and
routines to do the following
** Download quicklisp
** Download the ansi test suite and unpack it using quicklisp
** Build and run the ansi test suite and ECL's regression tests
** Build and run a selection of quicklisp libraries (to be done)
* It is now possible to simply do "make check" after building ECL. This
will run the most important tests (ansi-tests and regressions).

Naturally, for all this to work one needs either an internet connection or
one has to download a mirror of the ansi-tests repository to the ecl/tests
directory, with the name ansi-tests.tar.gz. I have set up a nightly cron
job to upload one of such copies here

Hopefully this will simplify everybody's life, including mine, of course :)
Feedback is welcome.

BTW, the Windows port of all this is not yet finished. Help is welcome.


Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
c/ Serrano, 113b, Madrid 28006 (Spain)
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